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below the poverty line. tiraspol, its second largest city, is a haven for traffickers in arms, drugs and people. it is also katia's hometown. >> ( translated ): i pushed her to go to turkey so we could make some money. some people do manage to make money. it's probably my fault because i encouraged her to go. >> narrator: when katia left here a month earlier, her five- year-old son, roslan stayed behind with her mother. >> ( translated ): here i am with her five-year-old child, and i'm 60. i told him that she went to work. what else can i tell a child, that his mother was sold? imagine. he keeps crying all the time and asking why it's taking her so long to come back. what can i say to him? he's so little. "where's my mama? where's my mama?" what can i tell him? >> ( translated ): katia didn't suspect what kind of plans i had for her in turkey. how could she suspect? my plan was to keep her in the dark. katia ended up in a place were i didn't want her to be. >> narrator: though one of the smallest countries in eastern europe, moldova has become a leading exporter of women and girls in
of light and flame. >> one would have found, in the major cities of the mediterranean basin, a cult of the egyptian gods. egyptian cults would have included, probably, isis as the ascendant deity. isis was perceived by her devotees as being remarkably attentive. isis would respond to you when you were in trouble. she would answer your prayers. she had that reputation. one of the most important representations of isis is what we call the "isis lactans"; that's isis suckling her offspring at her breast. this is a kind of iconography that appears to have been terribly determinative in the early iconography of mary and jesus. >> narrator: worshippers of the age-old persian god mithras gathered in secret chapels throughout the empire. they would eat sacred meals together and celebrate their god's birthday on december 25. >> the egyptian cult and mithraism were two of the great religious movements of the time and certainly would have posed some of the most difficult competition for christianity. >> most people who study the origins of christianity are curious about how this unlikely movem
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